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Author Nachman, Gerald.

Title Right here on our stage tonight! : Ed Sullivan's America / Gerald Nachman
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (455 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Out of the Paley-ozoic ooze -- Battle of the Videoville titans-Berle, Godfrey, and Sullivan -- A live Broadway column every Sunday night -- The $375 extravaganza -- Very critical condition -- The magic of sullivision -- From small-town sportswriter to Manhattan sport -- He's just an ink-stained Broadway baby -- Toast of the nation -- It's the world, on line one -- Sacred Sunday rite -- Not quite all in the family -- Extended family -- Herding comedians -- Backstage life (and death) -- Give my regards to La Scala -- Elvis has entered the building -- Newspaper wads at fifty paces-a few off-camera feuds -- Embracing Blacks, caving in to McCarthyism -- The son-in-law also rises -- "And now-the Beatles!" -- The showman without a country -- Echoes and afterimages
Summary Before the advent of cable and its hundreds of channels, before iPods and the Internet, three television networks ruled America's evenings. And for twenty-three years, Ed Sullivan, the Broadway gossip columnist turned awkward emcee, ruled Sunday nights. It was Sullivan's genius to take a worn-out stage genre-vaudeville-and transform it into the TV variety show, a format that was to dominate for decades. Right Here on Our Stage Tonight! tells the complete saga of The Ed Sullivan Show and, through the voices of some 60 stars interviewed for the book, brings to life the most beloved, diverse, mul
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974.
Ed Sullivan show (Television program)
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009003351
ISBN 0520258673 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520944860 (electronic bk.)
9780520258679 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520944862 (electronic bk.)